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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a rebellion against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Litter of 7 puppies are first born through IVF

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

Nineteen embryos, seven pregnancies, one female beagle … scientists say procedure could save endangered species and prevent genetic disorders From the paint on their toes and the tips-off of their tails, the puppies stand out as unusual. But the litter of 7 will go down in history for more than the colours that tell them […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th July 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged father opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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A moment that changed me: waking up with a bad hangover- and two men | Anonymous

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th July 2017

At first, after I became single, being free to have sex with any man I wanted was thrilling and fun. And then it wasnt I woke up in a strange bed, naked, between two naked humen. My brain felt like it had been soaked in beer and Jagermeister, the furniture seemed to dance in front […]

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The lawyer who takes the cases no one wants | Aida Edemariam

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

The long read: It has never been easy to win as an immigration lawyer but now the government is trying to make it impossible Two or three times a month, Tom Giles tells goodbye to his wife and three children at their home in Abingdon, and drives north, through Oxfordshire, to Campsfield House immigration detention […]

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Nye Bevan’s dream: a history of the NHS

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

In 1948 the health minister strode into a Manchester hospital to launch a free healthcare services that are has brought innovation and disagreement ever since Almost 68 years after its creation, the National Health Service founding principles remain intact: it continues to be funded from general taxation and free at the point of use. Here […]

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Girls’ quality of life reveals huge difference in England and Wales

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th June 2017

Middlesbrough is worst place to be a girl, while Waverley in Surrey is best, report finds There are huge differences in the quality of life for girls depending on where in the country they live, according to a new report, which has found that Middlesbrough is the worst area to be a girl in England […]

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Amateur archaeologist discoveries’ phenomenal’ trove of stone engravings

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th June 2017

Scottish enthusiast George Curries prehistoric carvings be listed in arousing research project An amateur archaeologist has tracked down hundreds of prehistoric stone engraves in Scotland in what has been described as a phenomenal contribution to the understanding of Britains earliest artworks. Walking in all weathers once or twice a week, George Currie, 66, a musician […]

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Trump is trading on prejudice- and if May is a true friend she’ll tell him | Sarah Wollaston

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th June 2017

From the Muslim travel ban to womens rights, the Trump administration is taking the world backwards. Westminster should not be fawning over him Donald Trump induced no secret of his deeply divisive instincts during his campaign for the White House. Vile racial and religion stereotyping, misogyny, his support for torture, even parodying those with disabilities. […]

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Amateur archaeologist determines’ phenomenal’ trove of rock engravings

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th June 2017

Scottish enthusiast George Curries prehistoric carvings be listed in exciting research project An amateur archaeologist has tracked down hundreds of prehistoric boulder engravings in Scotland in what has been described as a phenomenal contribution to the understanding of Britains earliest artworks. Walking in all weathers once or twice a week, George Currie, 66, a musician […]

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